Keep Your AC As Efficient As Possible
When the hotter parts of the year start to move in, it’s very important to make sure that your air conditioner is as efficient as it can be. Your air conditioning is a huge part of your energy costs during the summer months, so saving as much as possible on cooling can drastically lower all of your energy costs.
An efficient air conditioner will have to work less to cool your home, so you’ll have a more comfortable San Antonio home for a fraction of the cost. No matter what type of AC unit you have in your home, there are steps you can take to make sure it’s always running at its best. In some cases, you may need professional help, but here are some ways to make sure that you have the most efficient air conditioner possible:
This first step does require professional assistance, but it’s well worth it. The professionals at JB Heating & Air Conditioning recommend you have a tune-up for your air conditioner at least once every year. Tune-ups will find any minor repairs you may need and make sure your AC is as healthy as it can be. Tune-ups are the best way to ensure the best performance and the longest life-span from your air conditioner.
Clean Your Machine
Your air ducts distribute cold air throughout your San Antonio home. This means that if they’re dirty, your AC will lose a lot of its efficiency.
Cleaning your ducts may require professional help, but you’ll immediately see a huge difference in your energy bills. You’ll also have a much cleaner indoor air quality.
Ceiling fans can help out a lot with the circulation of air, which can help maintain a cooler temperature and let your AC work a little less. For an even more efficient air conditioner, you can also place booster fans next to the vents to increase circulation.
In rooms with heat-producing appliances, like the kitchen or bathroom, ventilation fans can help move hot air outside, which will keep your entire San Antonio home cooler. This takes a lot of the load off of your air conditioner.
Whether it’s your ducts, your windows, or your doors, any part of your home with any openings should be insulated for the most efficient air conditioner. You may notice that older windows need repairs or even replacement in order to be adequately sealed.
Get the Timing Right
When it comes to appliances that produce significant heat, try to only use them in the coolest parts of the day. Don’t cook with your oven or use your dishwasher until the evening. This will help keep your San Antonio home cooler and take some pressure off of your air conditioner.